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September 5, 2014

Agency MBS Issuance Edged Higher in August, Freddie Seized a Bigger Market Share

By John Bancroft

Mortgage lenders securitized $90.95 billion of single-family MBS through the GSEs and Ginnie Mae during August – the biggest monthly volume since September 2013, according to IM&A.

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